She Shoulda Said No! (1949)
She Shoulda Said No!
Film / Drama / Exploitation
Directed by Sam Newfield
Cast: Alan Baxter, Lyle Talbot and Lila Leeds
Also titled, “Wild Weed”. Anne Lester is a young orphan who is trying to pay for her brother's college education. After meeting Markey, a drug dealer, Anne begins to believe that she must smoke marijuana to fit in with her friends. She then goes to a 'tea party', where she tries the drug for the first time. She is unaffected by the initial experiment, and loses her fear of drugs as she continues to smoke. Anne's drug use results in the loss of many of her inhibitions, and the film shows her actions under the influence, including scenes implying sexual promiscuity. As the film progresses, she is fired from her job and begins selling drugs for Markey. Her brother hangs himself when he learns of her new job, and she is arrested and given a tour of the various psychiatric wards and jails that drug users end up in. Finally, after fifty days in jail, she is released, cleaned up and ready to cooperate with the authorities regarding Markey.